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Cacti of the Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana
by Del Weniger
University of Texas Press
eISBN: 978-0-292-78454-3 | Cloth: 978-0-292-70000-0
Library of Congress Classification QK495.C11W37
Dewey Decimal Classification 583.470976


Del Weniger presents a beautifully illustrated account of all the cacti found in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Cactus blossoms often rival the most exotic hothouse plants for delicate beauty. Depending upon the species, they range in color from white through almost the entire spectrum of the rainbow. Nearly every plant in the five-state area is here pictured in color, usually in full bloom.

The cactus was one of the most completely new and different plants encountered by Europeans in the Americas, and the larger species, at least, easily made their presence known to even the most unobservant passerby. To the observant the cactus in its surprising variety of forms has from the beginning exercised a strong fascination. The casual student may easily identify most specimens from these illustrations, and the more serious student will find detailed keys to all of the cacti of the area.

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